Continuing educational credits are provided in combination by PACE and CMEfy. Please see the information before for specifics.
CE FOR DAY 1:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the program provider approval of the Sleep Education Consortium (SEC). SEC is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. AGD ID# (AGD ID# 386668).
CE/CME FOR DAYS 2 AND 3:
This experience is powered by CMEfy – an AI-powered platform that directs learners along a pathway to capture reflections at the point of inspiration, and point of care. Clinicians may earn CME/CE credit via ReflectCE, the accredited activity portal. Learn more at http://about.cmefy.com/cme-info
Specific educational objectives:
The specific objectives of this conference are to educate healthcare professionals on different aspects of sleep medicine that are not typically included in the medical school curriculum.
- Identify patients with OSA
- Identify patients with RLS
- Identify patients with narcolepsy
- Identify patients with different forms of insomnia
- Work in a collaborative fashion with dentists to treat patients with OSA
- Identify children with sleep disturbances
- Make proper referrals to appropriate specialists for surgical or orthodontic management of patient airways
- Understand the results of sleep testing and when to use a Home vs in-lab sleep study.
Educational method: The contents are provided by live in-person lectures.
This is intended for an audience ranging from primary care physicians to specialists. Any healthcare professional caring for patients will come across those with sleep disorders since they are common. Therefore, all healthcare professionals can benefit from this conference.
Most physicians do not screen for sleep disorders yet about 1/3 of the population has sleep issues. Physicians have a responsibility to screen for these conditions that will otherwise lead to other health-related consequences. Additionally, most physicians have not recognized the benefits of collaboration with dentists in regard to airway management.
We are going to address the benefits of collaboration. We will point out industrial accidents and other health burdens that result from the lack of sleep disorder identification and management by our current healthcare system:
- There are no prerequisites to attend this conference.
- This conference is made available by registration fees and vendors who will be in the food area, separate from the lecture room.